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Steering wheel removal

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Originally Posted by edraven71 View Post
Pretty much what he said.
Some later model 147/Gt's have a locking device over two thin nuts that lock the wheel on, hopefully you dont have that as it's a PITA to get off.

I wish I could have found & read these posts earlier about the removal of the 147 steering wheel
I now realise that the locking bent over tabs, the socket 24mm was supposed to go over the nut & lock tab.
What I did wrongly was to bend back the tabs & remove the thin top (pressure nut!) leaving another nut of some description underneath.
I have put the job on hold now as I have ordered a new steering wheel nut from Alfa Romeo so that I can see what I need to do to get the remaining nut off that's still on the s/wheel, due to bank holiday it will be Tuesday before I can set about what was supposedly a relatively straightforward task.
Any advice please on how I now proceed to remove the lower nut as it's not exposed!.
I have thought that I could use a centre pop !, but have not done anything yet , what do you guys think?.
The 10 year 147 t/s is not a well used banger, & is in extremely to excellent condition for its age & it's well maintained & only recently had the upper & lower wishbones replaced so I am a proud owner I suppose.
I'm lucky that the car is still on the road & running , I was only replacing the clock spring because the horns not working.
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As the locking ring appears to be ruined now anyway, why don't you straighten/remove the locking tabs and just remove the remainder of the locking ring and the lower nut together with a socket. Then head off to a breaker and see if you can find one. May be common across the FIAT group and if not tampered with it may be ok to replace, though not completely sure if it's recommended to re use the locking ring(It's only holding on the steering wheel after all).
If you are removing the wheel, keep the nut loosely in place until the wheel has been loosened on the column or you could end up with a face full of wheel. Good luck with it.
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